Mark Pollicott

Mark Pollicott (born 24 September 1959) is a British mathematician known for his contributions to ergodic theory and dynamical systems. He has a particular interest in applications to other areas of mathematics, including geometry, number theory and analysis.

Mark Pollicott

Born (1959-09-24) 24 September 1959
EducationHigh Pavement College, Nottingham
Alma materUniversity of Warwick
EmployerUniversity of Warwick et al
  • Royal Society University Research Fellowship
  • two Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowships
  • E.U. Marie Curie Chair

Pollicott attended High Pavement College in Nottingham, where his teachers included the Booker prize winning author Stanley Middleton. He gained a BSc in Mathematics and Physics in 1981 and a PhD in Mathematics in 1984 both at the University of Warwick. His PhD supervisor was Bill Parry and his thesis title The Ruelle Operator, Zeta Functions and the Asymptotic Distribution of Closed Orbits.

He held permanent positions at the University of Edinburgh, University of Porto, and University of Warwick before appointment to the Fielden Chair of Pure Mathematics in Manchester (1996–2004). He then returned to a professorship at Warwick in 2005. In addition, he has held numerous visiting positions including ones at the IHES in Paris, the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, MSRI in University of California, Berkeley, Caltech and Grenoble. He has been recipient of a Royal Society University Research Fellowship, two Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowships and an E.U. Marie Curie Chair.


    Preceded by
    Norman Blackburn
    Fielden Chair of Pure Mathematics
    Succeeded by
    Alex Wilkie
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